Archive: A coronation concert fit for a king


Class created on 08/05/2023

Main article vocabulary

Vocabulary Meaning
CoronationThis is a ceremony [process] where someone is made king or queen.
Addressing the crowdsIf you address the crowd you talk to the crowd. Prince William addressed the crowd at the coronation concert.
To pay tributeIf you pay tribute to someone, you praise them and show respect and admiration for what they have done.
The late Queen Elizabeth IIIf you add ‘the late’ before someone’s name, it means that they have died.
HighlightingIf you highlight something, you bring importance to it.
The heir to the throneThis is the next person to be king or queen.
A vowA ‘vow’ is a promise.
Tuned inIf you tune into something, you either watch or listen to something.
Full to the brim ofIf something is ‘full to the brim’ it is 100% full.
Video cameosA ‘cameo’ is a very brief appearance. Many people made short videos to be shown at the concert because they could not be there.
The monarchThis is the king or queen.
ResembledIf something resembles something, it looks like it and is very similar.
StunningThis means amazing.

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Addressing the crowds at Windsor Castle for the Coronation concert, The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to his “Pa” King Charles, saying the late Queen Elizabeth II would be “a proud mother” and is “keeping an eye on us.”

Highlighting King Charles’ achievements over the last 50 years, William said: “Pa, we are all so proud of you.” And the heir to the throne made his own vow to the nation, saying: “I commit to serve you all. King, country and Commonwealth.”

He finished his speech by saying “God save the King”, which was repeated loudly by the crowd before the national anthem was sung by the crowd of 20,000 people who attended. Many more tuned in on TV, from street parties and venues around the UK.

20,000 people danced the night away

The concert was full to the brim of stars and there were video cameos from a range of stars, including former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan, artist Tracey Emin and Welsh singer Tom Jones – all of them telling their own personal memories of the monarch.

The Top Gun actor Tom Cruise delivered a video message from his plane, saying: “Pilot to pilot. Your Majesty, you can be my wingman any time,” before flying off into the sunset.

There was even an appearance of the muppet show stars Kermit and Miss Piggy, in which Miss Piggy said “King Charlesy Warlesy” was expecting them in the royal box to the king’s delight.

Tom Cruise gave a video cameo
The muppet stars Kermit and Miss Piggy

Members of the Royal Family were seen dancing and singing along to Lionel Richie’s All Night Long – with even the King getting to his feet and showing his dance moves.

The stage, in Windsor Castle looked amazing as it resembled the union jack. The light shows at Windsor, Edinburgh, Cardiff and various other places around the UK were simply stunning.

This was the first multi-location drone show to be staged in the UK. The Welsh dragon was even seen over Cardiff and the British lion over Windsor.

It was a night to remember! God save the king.

Windsor Castle looked amazing as it resembled the union jack

The Welsh dragon over Cardiff
The lion above Windsor castle

God save the king